Fast food afficionados love to argue about who has the best what.
We can battle about burgers, fight about fries, dish about desserts all day every day. But there seems to be universal consensus in the fast food world AND social media.
McDonald's Sprite just hits different.
People aren't sure if it's a special syrup formula, or some proprietary ratio of carbonation to liquid or if McDonald's employs full time magical pixies or what. All they know for sure is that McDonald's Sprite is unlike anything they're going to get anywhere else and they like it that way.
Apparently someone has even written a song about how much people love it.
The power of this pop has compelled quite the conversation lately.
McDonald's decided the internet was having too much fun without them, so they got in on the game too.
Interestingly, there's some science here, it's not just some mass delusion.
McDonald's has invested millions in making your soft-drink experience exactly what they want it to be.
It starts with the straws themselves, which are wider than at many other fast-food places. That means your taste-buds are exposed to more flavor with each sip - regardless of what you're drinking.
Their fountains also use a filtration system that means the Sprite syrup is mixed with water as pure as possible, so you're getting the flavor as the company intended without the impurities you get elsewhere.
Management has admitted they are absolutely purposeful about the way they are making Sprite and why.
Check out this statement.
"McDonald's uses a higher ratio of syrup concentrate to carbonated water so that you get more of the delicious flavour you want. It also amps that sugar content up, making your body crave it more."
Now if you'll excuse us, we're off to get some Spicy Sprite.